Where Most Hiring Misunderstandings Happen

A place people typically overlook when they have a job offer is their onboarding.

Neglecting onboarding is a recipe for misunderstanding and is commonly where newly hired executives go wrong in their new roles. You need to know what you are getting into! You need to know the real expectations, challenges, relationships, and the performance metrics against which your success will be measured. Additionally, you must become familiar with your span of control and detailed background on your direct reports, as well as your future boss’ management style and how you two can best work together. All of this and more must be flushed out before you accept.

Listen to Coach Don talk about the importance of including onboarding in your job acceptance negotiations in this excerpt from Negotiate Your Next Compensation Package and Leave Nothing on the Table, a session of ExecuNet Master Class.



William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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